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The Mimslyn Inn
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    Reviewed 13 November 2010

    The Mimslyn Inn is a beautiful hotel. But we would never stay there again. In fact, we cut our vacation short by two days and left at 10:00pm to come home.

    The hotel does have many things going for it. Both the hotel and setting are gorgeous and the food in the Speakeasy restaurant is quite good. The fitness center is fine. The Inn provides complimentary wireless internet access. The view of the mountains from the porch is beautiful.

    But at the end of the day, the purpose of a hotel - especially one that advertises on the upscale side as the Mimsly does - is to provide a quiet and comfortable room to sleep in. And the Mimsly failed miserably in that endeavor for us to the point that my wife and I packed up and left at 10:00pm because we knew that we wouldn't get any sleep for a second night in a row.

    The problem we had was twofold. The first was noise. For whatever reason, the heating/ACA unit vented straight to the outside and so we heard everything on the outside as if we slept (or were trying to sleep) with the window wide open. We heard people on the porch talking....and talking...and talking. We heard dogs barking. We heard freight trains. The heating system itself was the kind of wall unit you see in Motels and was noisy enough by itself to keep us up. It would have been ok if the unit had a fan switch so we could just keep it on as white noise. But for some reason the unit did not have a fan switch and it would cycle on and off, on and off, on and off...... and every time it would cycle on, the abrupt and rather loud noise would wake us up.

    Compounding this is the fact that the Mimsly has apparently turned into a wedding party hotel. The manager told us that they now schedule weddings and wedding parties 40 weekends a year. So if you are traveling to the Mimslyn Inn on a weekend, beware of the noise that wedding party revelry brings - especially since the walls are thin and do not have modern soundproofing. The thing that put our frustration over the top and made us pack up and drive home at 10:00pm was the partying that was going on after a wedding rehearsal in the room next to us. When we realized that noise was coming from three directions - the outside, the heating unit, and the room next to us, we just gave up.

    To the Inn's credit, they didn't charge us for the night we left - and they easily could have.

    My wife and I have been married for 28 years, and this is the first time we have ever ended a vacation early and left a hotel late at night. So if quiet is important to you, think twice about the Mimsly.

    • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 13 November 2010

    very clean, luxury, comfortable, affordable inn, and the caverns are wonderful

    • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 11 November 2010

    We stayed at the Mimslyn Inn and newly restored resort in the quaint Virginia town of Luray. We were on our honeymoon and this was a one night stopover. The Inn upgraded us to one of their King Suites with jacuzi and all the other amenities of a large light and airy room. Service was over the top. Only issue was that the large dining room was not open so we ate in the bar/restaurant on the grond floor. Food was very good. We would highly recommend this facility to any and all travelers.

    • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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    Thank EllenHearty
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    Reviewed 28 October 2010

    Stayed a night as Trip Adviser rated it #1 in Luray. Bed was comfortable, the room was small, and the staff were stuffy. They could learn a lesson from the folks at Marriott. The fire alarm went off about 10PM for no reason. Nothing bad to report, just expected more from the place. Coffee in lobby wasn't served until 7AM. The computer in the lobby was old and the mouse didn't work. The PC, just like the Inn itself, needs some serious attention to give travelers a great experience. This one wasn't.

    • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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    Thank CaptainCabinets
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    Reviewed 26 October 2010

    The property is beautiful, well cared for and operated by friendly competent people. The food was excellent too.

    The problem is the bed. Not sleeping in i, but walking around it. It is set on a beautiful piece of wooden furniture with very hard pointed corners which stick out as it is nuch larger than the mattress. I bumped my shins painfully at least 3 times a day. We uncovered the corners to remind us but it didn't help. This added to the fact that the room was really small didn't help. I would never voluntarily stay in a room like that and would not return to the Mimslyn Inn.

    • Stayed: October 2010
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